Talking about race with children can be difficult. They often are more observant and inquisitive than expected, which can lead to questions that may be difficult to answer. There might be an instinct to avoid a question, change the topic, or discourage a young child from talking about race.
When we conducted our initial scan in 2016, parents told us that they recognized the importance of having discussions of race with their children, but they were unsure of how to even begin having conversations, particularly with children between the ages of 3 and 8. That’s why we created the P.R.I.D.E. Parent Village.
The Parent Village is a six-week curriculum designed to equip parents and caregivers with the toold and knowledge base ncecessary to have fruitful conversations about race with children. We provide background information, a crash course in Africana history, and resource that participants can use to extend their learning beyond the six week session.